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Homeopathy

For the last 10 days I’ve been taking homeopathic remedies prescribed by a homeopath and my skin is clear! It might be the remedies but it may get also be the benzoyl peroxide. For the first time in ages I haven’t got a sore, red, inflamed face and the things I’m putting on my skin are not causing irritation. Before, I couldn’t use moisturiser, sunscreen, spot treatments or makeup as everything causeda flare up, but now I can. I’m so relieved and happy, I can’t tell you how much this has done fo
 

Blogging here again 7 years later!

So interesting reading my old blog! Unfortunately I’ve been really slack and hardly used the regimen at all for the last 2 years (only 3 times a week) and my skin has gradually gotten really bad again. The worst mistake was stopping it completely for about 3-4 weeks whilst I tried Chinese acupuncture and herbs: I had the worst breakout ever, so bad I was scared to go out in public. On average I had about 15 large whiteheads all around my mouth, the whole area was red, swollen, dry and sore. On t
 

Day 55-I Had A Few Clear Skin Days! Woohoo

In the last week I had a few days with NO new spots! This is the first time this has happened since I was twelve! Sadly I got 3 yesterday because I used a different moisturiser and it broke me out. Just on a whim I tried a really rich one that I bought for my daughter's eczema and it made me greasy and spotty. I've gone back to my usual stuff now and they have calmed down already, phew! My routine is: AM: wash with cetaphil gentle cleanser moisturise with Naturally Thinking Simple mo
 

Day 44 Reducing The Amount Of Bp

I'm so fed up with this site losing my entries all the time. I don't know how much time I've wasted typing things up just for them to disappear. Anyway, I'm sorry I haven't written in a while, being away on holiday got me out of the habit. Currently my skin looks almost normal again. I finally got rid of most of the dryness by reducing the BP application to night time only (2 pumps) and using double the moisturiser in the morning. I thought I would totally break out but my skin seems
 

Day 33-Bp Once A Day?

Why does this website keep screwing up? My blog entries keep disappearing while I write them! So annoying. I arrived in Scotland after an 8 hour drive and the first thing my mum says to me is "Wow, you're so spotty". Thanks very much. There was me thinking my skin was a bit better! I did have about 3 spots but she must have been looking at all the red marks as well. I think I will cut my BP usage down to once a day in the evenings because my skin is unbearably dry again. Each time I
 

Day 31-Survived The Exfoliation

I probably won't be doing much blogging over the next week as I'm on holiday visiting my parents in Scotland/attending a friend's wedding but will try to give at least one update. The day after my recent exfoliation horror wasn't as bad as I'd thought it would be, I didn't get more red or spotty but just felt like my skin was burning with the BP. All the same I won't be trying that again. I got one new spot yesterday but no others so my skin is looking okay, not clear but a million t
 

Day 29- Ouch, Don't Do What I Just Did!

A lesson learned. DON'T EXFOLIATE ON THE REGIMEN!!! After resisting for so long I stupidly got my clarisonic out and exfoliated the crap out my skin. I did get loads of gunk out, but some of it was only partially out of my pores so I decided to pick....and squeeze! The next error was putting BP onto my red raw face and it really hurt! The small red one (yes, I squished the bejeesus out of it) next to my nose has suddently grown a lot under the skin and feels all hot. Stupid stupid stupid. Only t

purpleamethyst

purpleamethyst

10/06/11

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10/08/11

 

Day 28-Not Too Bad

After all my makeup shopping yesterday I looked so dolled up, I even had smoky dramatic eyes! I would have put false lashes on if I had somewhere to go to. Sadly, hubby was not in the mood for any fun at all as he got food poisoning from having eggs benedict for breakfast with his boss. When it came to taking the makeup off I was reminded of how I really didn't look glamorous in real life AND I got 3 new zits. Serves me right! I was better behaved today and only used a tiny tiny smudge of concea

purpleamethyst

purpleamethyst

10/05/11

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10/06/11

 

Day 27- Makeup For A Wedding

I just suddenly remembered that I have a wedding in Scotland mid October and I will need to find makeup that will work on my 'new' skin. Gulp. Although my skin doesn't look that dry anymore, any attempt to use makeup shows up any previously invisible flakes. None of my existing stuff is working so I went to a giant Boots store today to have a look. Nothing seemed the right colour and everything looked so cakey, I'm used to seeing my skin being more natural now! BTW, here's a tip for product shop
 

Day 26-It's So Hard Not To Exfoliate

As a makeup and product junkie I am trying SO hard to resist all my lovely bottles of foundation, exfoliators and face masks. Maybe it's just the nice packaging, or maybe it's all the remaining miniscule bits of dry skin tempting me. Perhaps I should hide everything or chuck it all away! At least I'm getting better at not picking so much. Zit-wise there are no new ones which is AMAZING, although if you were to put paint on my face and stick it onto a piece of paper a la potato printing sty

purpleamethyst

purpleamethyst

10/03/11

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10/05/11

 

Day 25-Wow! Sudden Clearing Overnight!

It's been about 4 days of using the full amount of Dan's BP with jojoba oil and my skin suddenly almost cleared last night. Today I have about 4 spots but they're healing ones, not new ones. I'm so astonished! The Cetaphil cleanser seems to be helping too as it doesn't strip my skin and is really gentle. I can't contribute any improvement to the cetaphil mopisturiser though since I only used it once and it stung a lot. I did spend a few hours in the sun yesterday so maybe that helped? It was alm

purpleamethyst

purpleamethyst

10/02/11

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10/03/11

 

Week 4. Magical Jojoba Oil!

Oh my goodness, I didn't realise how amazing jojoba oil was! I had used it before as a body moisturiser but not on my face as I didn't really know how to use it properly. About 4 days ago I stared mixing it into my moisturiser and within about a day my skin stopped looking like a flaky red pastry and was almost normal! I wish I'd used it earlier, it has made a massive difference to the feel and comfort of my face. Because it's less dry I am no longer picking so much and I have a lot less zits. I
 

More Breakouts-Week 3

All the original breakouts have gone now but I have a whole new set of pimples with whiteheads! Two days ago I thought that all the whiteheads had dried up but they're having another party so I'm not too pleased at the mess. They're mainly on my T zone. I admit that I have been touching my face too much as the skin is so dry; I've been picking and rubbing at it. I really need to stop! I'm hoping that once my skin gets more used to the BP it won't be so itchy and I won't be as tempted. The

purpleamethyst

purpleamethyst

09/27/11

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10/01/11

 

Week 3 And A Red Face!

I've just started week 3 of the regimen and my skin has cleared a lot, at present there are only 6 medium zits and some tiny ones. I still don't feel confident though as my face is so red, itchy and flaky. The last couple of days have been especially bad in the morning. Both days I've had to wash the BP and moisturiser off completely as it burned so much it was unbearable. I think I will continue with the BP at night but give it a break in the morning. I'm using half a finger's length of panoxyl
 

week 2 regimen, adding green tea

So furious, spent ages writing my blog and it just disappeared!! Going to shorten this entry now. My skin has shown improvement in week 2. The original breakout has gone but a new one has taken it's place. Although not as severe, it's still quite bad. I have had several whiteheads, big red spots around my mouth and a hard cyst under my jaw. My skin overall is very red, tight, dry and flaky, as if I've had a chemical peel. Not a good look! Makeup definitely doesn't work but I can get away w
 

Re-starting the regimen, for the third time!

I don't know why I never learn! This is going to be the third time I've started the regimen. Silly me got too complacent and too lazy and I had two or three weeks away from using BP. BAM!! The worst breakout I've ever had in my life, my face was so awful I felt like I should be in a medical textbook. I had so many zits I couldn't even count them, they were red, full of pus, sore and most of all, embarrassing. There was no way I could cover them up with makeup, there wasn't a millimetre of clea
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